"Building A Better Community"
For Immediate Release
Hurricane Flood Prevention Seawall Project
NEW Ecological Barrier and Conservancy Program for Mississippi Gulf Coast
Dear Friends and Supporters,
Currently we have an opportunity to "win" much needed funding support for our seawall and eco-barrier system through the American Express® "Members Project" but we also need your help to do so.
The Amex program operates as follows:
If you or your members are an American Express® cardholder, here's a wonderful opportunity to support an "inspiring idea" that could have a positive impact on Mississippi and the world around us.
From May 15 through August 7, 2007, American Express® is sponsoring a special Members Project where cardholders who register will have a chance to nominate, rate and vote for the Global Impact member charity project they believe deserves the spotlight.
Just for registering, American Express® will donate $1 for every CardMember who registers, and the winning idea will receive up to $5 million to help bring the project to life.
We have submitted the Hurricane Flood Prevention Seawall Project under the Community Development section of this program.
I.P. HUNT FOUNDATION (IPHF) and its consultants have been developing this seawall protection system since seeing the flooding and destruction from hurricane Katrina. This seawall ecological barrier we are proposing for Gilfport and/or Waveland will protect life and property in these coastal communities including endangered plant and animal species in the area by preventing inland flooding and damage to vital infrastructure systems. In addition, it will serve as a park and public recreation area as well as create much needed jobs to enhance local economic growth.
IPHF is seeking help from other environmental conservations groups and organizations such as the Nature Conservancy through the pooling together of resources and supporter base. By alerting their members and supporters to support our conservancy effort, we believe we can demonstrate wide-spread support for our project to American Express®.
Those supporters who are American Express® card members are asked to register on-line at the Members Project site, review our Hurricane Flood Prevention Seawall Project under the Community Development section and, ideally, give it a 5-star rating so that the American Express® Advisory Panel will note the high interest in this project.
If our project makes it to the top 50, then they should be asked to return on-line after July 3rd and cast their votes for us to receive this much-needed funding. By working together, we believe we can begin to build a very important and long-lasting effort to protect and preserve our beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast.
We thank you for your interest and look forward to your much needed support. ...
For more information: contact Irvin D. Hunt, Director, c/o.I.P. HUNT FOUNDATION, 6655 West Sahara, Suite B-200, Las Vegas, Nevada 89146 or call 877.711-7751 * 702.262-970.
For Immediate Release
..Conference Held to Protect & Reconstruct
Mississippi Gulf Coast
Las Vegas, Nevada - IPHF convened its first Mississippi Gulf Coast re-development conference this weekend at the Acacia Spring Hotel in Las Vegas.
The purpose of this conference was to discuss proposed ways and means to protect loss of life and property as well as future development on the Mississippi Gulf coast.
With over 84 billion dollars in damages caused by hurricane Katrina and an estimated 20-30 billion dollars in property loss along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, we at IPHF believe this project is absolutely essential to reducing future losses of valuable water, road, sewer and electrical infrastructures systems which take years to rebuild, re-establish and return to normal. A permanent ecological seawall defense system is crucial to protecting life and mitigating future property damage in other yet to come natural disasters.
The conference featured guest speaker and Civil Engineer Lester "Les" Fultz, formerly with the US Corp of Engineers who spoke candidly and extensively on his proposed RipRap Seawall design concept. Fultz has successfully employed this system to reduce wind driven inland water surge on the Oregon pacific coast and has offered this concept as a solution for the hurricane proned Mississippi sound.
Fultz joins the IPHF Gulf Coast re-development effort as Project Director following hurricane Katrina based on his 30+ years of experience in flood control, dam and coastal sea walls design and construction. The project is also supported by Architect and Developer James A. Snedden and landscape professional, Judy Fleischman as well as other design researchers who have joined the effort to develop eco-dynamic bio-diverse solutions for Waveland and the Mississippi Gulf Coast communities.
Click here to view Mississippi Gulf Coast site map and click here to view sea wall structures on Oregon Coast. Click here to view our video of sea walls and jetty structures currently in use on the Pacific coast in Southern California. [Produced by Larry Ayers,Deliquent Synaps Productions.]
For more information regarding IPHF Mississipi Gulf Coast community redevelopment and coastal seawall environment protection effort, please contact Irvin D. Hunt, Director, IPHF Community Development National Trust, director@ iphuntfoundation.org. 877.711.7751.
Community Org Seeks to Protect Life & Property on
Mississippi Gulf Coast ...
Las Vegas, Nevada - As part of its charter as a community improvement organization, I.P. Hunt Foundation (IPHF) has been consulting with community academics, professional engineers and architectural designers to develop a strategy to solve the problem of inland flooding and destruction during extremely volatile coastal hurricanes.
Concerned professionals from the community began to approach IPHF, as a native Mississippi organization, to propose and formulate viable solutions for this problem following hurricane Katrina. The focus of the research is to find solutions to mitigate flood damage which along with wind was one of the main causes of destruction on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
This water flow problem has also been identified as a potential continual source of future destruction in this area as well as other parts of the country vulnerable to flooding, according to civil engineer Lester "Les" Fultz and other researchers of this project.
The long-range objective of the project is not only to protect life and property but also to establish a stable environment that will enhance future economic development in the entire area.
The research team is now guided by Civil Engineer Lester E. Fultz, P.E., Architect James A. Snedden, who together bring a total of over seventy (70) years of professional engineering and architectural design experience. They are supported by various other researchers and managerial professionals who have joined our effort to research and develop unique and diverse eco-dynamic systems and solutions suited for this coastal area.
Click here to view sample sea wall structures currently being utilized in Oregon coast in the Western United States.
For more information regarding this environmental protection effort, please feel free to contact us at the IPHF Community Development National Trust 877.863-6756.
FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Contact: Irvin D. Hunt, Director
.I.P. HUNT FOUNDATION
6655 West Sahara, Suite B-200
Las Vegas, Nevada 89146
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877.863-6756 . .* .. 702.262-9701
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